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Consumers Energy Civil Engineer (Sr Engineer II) in ADRIAN, Michigan


Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities. Consumers Energy services 6.7 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.

At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.


The Civil Engineer position is can be based in any of our Michigan locations, and is eligible for a hybrid work model. The location for this position is being posted for the Parnall Office in Jackson, MI, however the actual location may be flexible.


The Civil Engineer will work in the Compression Engineering Department and will support Consumers Energy’s natural gas facilities including compressor stations, storage fields, regulation, and distribution facilities for the discipline of civil/structural engineering across the State of Michigan. The Civil Engineer works in a team setting in the role of lead and/or support engineer for engineering projects within Consumers Energy.

The Civil Engineer will perform moderately complex assignments requiring application of standard techniques, theory, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks. They must independently evaluate, select, and apply engineering theory, techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making adaptations and modifications. This role will be expected to provide leadership, organization, and clear communication to coordinate a successful project. The Civil Engineer will be required to work efficiently and effectively on small and large project teams.

This position is primarily focused on structural and foundations engineering, but this person should have some knowledge of the principles of civil, geotechnical engineering, rigging & hoisting, architecture, site design, and environmental engineering.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and/or review engineering drawings and calculations that detail plans and specifications for construction projects within natural gas facilities including compressor stations, storage fields, regulation, and distribution facilities as well as facilities and ancillary support processes for utility operations.

  • Communicate effectively with a vast group of stakeholders to ensure all civil technical aspects of the project are completed per the safety, scope, quality, schedule, and budgetary objectives.

  • Identify, analyze, and recommend corrective actions to technical issues identified in the field during project execution and/or initial operation.

  • Develop and/or review civil engineering technical specifications and bid documents for construction service contracts.

  • Perform field engineering and support the resolution of construction issues. Service as onsite civil engineering project representative.

  • Assist project management and project controls with the development of project schedules and budgets.

  • Attend and/or lead project coordination meetings.

  • Participate in the closeout of projects including turnover of project files and record documents at project closure; captures lessons learned.

  • Collaborate directly with procurement groups, construction contractors, and vendors with scope development, material evaluations & recommendations, technical issue resolutions.

  • Ability to lead, problem solve, and work well in a team environment.

  • Exemplify safe work practices and follow the company’s compliance standards.

  • Provide all engineering services in a legal and ethical manner.

  • Use computer assisted engineering, design, and drafting software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.

  • Utilize effective oral and written communication skills to provide technical expertise to coworkers, clients, customers, government entities and the public. Public involvement may include producing reports, graphics, presentations, and other visual material as well as occasional speaking or meeting with stakeholders.

Skills / Abilities include:

  • Self-motivation, analytical, communication and interpersonal, leadership, organizational, problem solving, and troubleshooting.

  • The individual must also exhibit willingness, and the ability, to accept and adapt to changing priorities due to emergent work or outages.


This position may be filled as a Sr. Engineer II or Sr. Engineering Technical Analyst II based on the following qualifications:

  • Senior Engineer II → Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited university, and a minimum of seven (7) or more years of applied Civil Engineering work experience .

  • Senior Engineering Technical Analyst II → Bachelor’s degree in a scientific/technical field, and a minimum of seven (7) years of related technical work experience; OR, Associate’s degree in a scientific/technical field, and a minimum of eleven (11) years of related technical work experience; OR, if no degree, a minimum of fifteen (15) years of related technical work experience.


  • Experience within an industrial type plant.

  • Knowledge of the design, construction, or operation of natural gas systems, with specific fundamental knowledge of equipment foundations, pipelines, and industrial buildings.

  • Project management experience including safety, leadership, schedule logic and implementation, procurement, and construction means and methods.

  • Knowledge of industry and building codes as they relate to discipline specific design and construction.

  • Knowledge of planning and permitting as they relate to discipline specific design and construction.

  • Experience in reviewing designs to assure compliance with engineering design, applicable codes, constructability, and industry standards.

  • Experience in procurement of engineered material, equipment, and professional services.

  • Experience in coordinating and developing contract documents, specifically engineering drawings and technical specifications, for both consulting and construction services.

  • Professional Engineer (PE) License.

  • Experience in Lean and/or a working understanding of lean manufacturing environments.


The average travel time for this position is up to 25%, depending on project workload. Required travel is primarily in-state to Consumers Energy facilities all around the lower peninsula of Michigan. This position requires that the individual works a minimum of 40 hours per week (45-50 typical) with approximately 75% of their time spent in the office or specific field locations. Individuals need to be willing to work additional hours as necessary to meet deadlines or assist with plant outages. Individuals may have to work outside of assigned headquarters to support projects or plant outages which may require overnight stays. Individuals must have a valid driver’s license.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position must be able to tolerate a heavy industrial environment, and should be able to climb stairs and/or fixed ladders to elevated platforms, enter/crawl into small/tight spaces (access hatches), and walk a rough construction grade as required.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to stand and walk for periods of up to and beyond eight hours in all kinds of weather; snow, mud, dirt water, ice, etc. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and move up to fifty pounds. The recommended maximum weight for employees to lift without the aid of other employees or a lifting device is 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud. Individual must have the ability to work up to 16 continuous hours during emergent work.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.